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Shorts 1: Eastern European Surrealism (15)

Manipulate Festival

Sat 03 Feb 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Red Lecture Theatre
Age Group: 15+
Duration: 1h30m
Contains themes of mild violence, state oppression, sex, disease, death. Contains depictions of mild violence (not photorealistic), blood, nudity, flickering and colourful images, flashing lights and some loud sounds. Unreserved seated event.

For access bookings please contact the venue directly. This screening has closed captions.

Manipulate’s animated shorts programme celebrates extraordinary animation from around the globe, showcasing a dizzying range of styles, techniques, genres and ideas. The programme is co-curated with guest creatives, each looking at animation from different social and artistic perspectives.

Shorts 1 is co-curated with Samizdat Eastern European Film Festival in Glasgow and offers a unique collection of Eastern European surrealist animation from 1965 to 2022. This retrospective offers a whistlestop tour through the rich history of animation from Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and exploring the ways in which this history is still influencing animators in the region today.

From a city run by beans to an office building filled with anti-capitalist mice, these films represent not just the technical finesse and playfulness of animation, but also the intricate ways in which it captures the political and social anxieties of this geographic region. The showcase represents a fantastic opportunity for audiences in Edinburgh to see rarely exhibited films that have defined animation from the middle of the twentieth century to the present day.

Manipulate Festival recommends a 15+ rating for this programme.

Doors open: 13:50.

In partnership with Samzidat Film Festival with support of Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI Film Audience Network, awarding funds from the National Lottery and Screen Scotland.

Planning to see multiple film screenings as part of Manipulate Festival? Take advantage of our Manipulate festival film discount and pay only £35 for all 5 events when you book them together at Summerhall. (Applies to Full Price tickets; all tickets must be booked in the same transaction for offer to apply. Discount will automatically apply when Full Price tickets to the 5 events are all added to the basket).

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